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Don Davis/ State Capitol Bureau Rep. Carlos Mariani of St. Paul tells a Minnesota House committee about his bill that allows professional workers to become teachers after taking teacher training.

New teacher licenses expected to pass

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ST. PAUL -- A key legislator said he is confident Minnesota soon will provide a new path for professionals to become classroom teachers.


Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, said the so-called alternative licensure provision will be one of many education reforms the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will adopt.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.